Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, Pessac Léognan, Graves, Grand Cru Classé, Bordeaux 2009


  • Drink: 2017-2033
  • Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot

Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte 2009

As with many 2009 clarets, this is much more flamboyant than its 2010 sibling and provides a completely different flavour profile. Here the fruit is more ripe cherry with spice, cocoa and mocha. Sumptuously rich and voluptuous, this low acid wine has fine, silky, fluid tannins. This has power and personality in abundance and is almost entering its drinking window. However, the best is still yet to come.

Taster: John Stimpfig
Alc: 13%

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